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Space-Based MTI

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-23-P-1174
Agency Tracking Number: FX224-OCSO1-0830
Amount: $1,249,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X224-OCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.4
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-05-09
Small Business Information
133 East De la Guerra #39
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1111
United States
DUNS: 079888646
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bonnie Kean
 (805) 455-7578
Business Contact
 Angelisa Vo
Phone: (805) 452-5214
Research Institution

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is an imaging technique that is superior to standard electro-optical imagery in that it can produce actionable intelligence in all weather and both in day and night. Commercial space-based SAR, via micro-satellites, is creating new market opportunities in the fields of emergency response and insurance, journalism, maritime domain awareness, remote monitoring, and supply tracking for financial analysts. Umbra is successfully selling SAR imagery from its constellation today and is rapidly growing. This proposal looks to add new capabilities to Umbra's satellite constellation in the form of 2-ball moving target indication (MTI). A 2-ball formation (where two satellites are in close proximity to one another and conducting coordinated collections) enables Umbra to sell SAR data with MTI data to both commercial and USG customers.

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